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JOB: Schools on Reserves Learning Support & Assistant

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

Here at Conwy, school groups book onto Sessions in which they learn all about and are inspired by the beautiful and amazing wildlife on the reserve. You will help us inspire children and their accompanying adults, assisting with the games and lessons and supporting children as we go. During school terms, but mainly April to July. Training and support will be given, and expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. Relevant RSPB clothing and equipment will be provided, and you will be treated as part of the team at RSPB Conwy. ASK: Learning Support Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2q8cZU2 Learning Assistant Volunteer: read more at https://c-js.co.uk/2H08xk4

JOB: Visitor Centre Welcome Volunteer – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We want people coming onto our reserve to be met with a smile. You will actively provide a friendly & informative welcome to all visitors, enthuse about wildlife & the RSPB. You'll need: to be good with people, with a friendly disposition, enthusiasm for the RSPB & wildlife, tact & diplomacy, the confidence to strike up conversations with visitors & a desire to help, the ability to listen & respond appropriately, to be reliable & punctual. Min: 1/2 to 1 day per week, incl weekends. You will be part of a friendly & enthusiastic team who dedicate their time to this special nature reserve. You'll have a chance to share your enthusiasm for nature with others & gain a valuable insight into the RSPB's work. A wonderful opportunity to meet new people, staff & fellow volunteers. You'll be making a real difference to the work of the RSPB. You will receive training in all aspects of the role, this will incl till operation & membership recruitment. ASK: Contact: Clare Kenyon, Conwy, 01492 584091, clare.kenyon@rspb.org.uk or visit https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering-fundraising/volunteer/

JOB: Tree Health Surveyors

BE4: N/A

LOC: Various locations*

PAY: 0

FOR: Woodland Trust

We are recruiting volunteer Tree Health Surveyors for our Observatree project (in the areas below) to carry out surveys of woods and trees for the presence and absence of specific pests and diseases on common tree species. In fact, recording negative sightings of disease (healthy host trees) is just as important. Surveyors are sometimes asked to carry out targeted surveys for specific pests and diseases during new outbreaks and also have the option to set up their own sentinel tree plots to monitor the health of individual trees. *Locations: North and South Wales; North Cornwall and Devon; Hampshire; Oxfordshire; Berkshire; Kent; Cambridgeshire; Norfolk; Scotland; The North East and the North West. ASK: For further details about this role: https://c-js.co.uk/2Sgo9FN

JOB: Local Outreach Volunteer

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Homebased and local area – England and Wales only

PAY: Training & some expenses

FOR: British Dragonfly Society

Do you love Dragonflies? Would you love to share your passion for these iconic insects with others? As a Local Outreach Volunteer you will be an ambassador for our charity and for dragonflies and their conservation. Duties may include giving talks to local groups in your area about our work and the wonderful world of Dragonflies, representing us at local events, taking leaflets to local venues, running Dragonfly identification courses, or leading guided walks at local nature reserves/parks to see Dragonflies. We can provide templates and content for talks, materials for event displays and all the support you will need to make the role your own. The role is very flexible and it is totally up to you which type of events you cover and how much time you can give. ASK: Please get in touch with Conservation Outreach Officer Fiona to find out more and to apply for the role: fiona.mckenna@british-dragonflies.org.uk

JOB: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Activity Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC:

PAY: Training / expenses

FOR: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Our Activity Volunteers support the National Park’s Activities & Events programme, chatting to participants, keeping groups together on a guided walk, helping out on bat walks / twilight walks, family events & at our centres, Carew Castle, Castell Henllys & Oriel y Parc. No fixed amount of time required. Opportunities are available to become Volunteer Walk Leaders & full training such as walk leader training, first aid & risk assessment is provided. ASK: Please contact the National Park’s Volunteering Development Officer, Rebecca Evans rebeccae@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk

JOB: Aviculture Internship

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Carmarthen

PAY: On site, shared accom. A wage of £110 a week

FOR: International Wildlife Consultants

6 days a week, increasing to 7 days a week during busy periods. International Wildlife Consultants Ltd. is one of the oldest established falcon breeding facilities in Europe; having bred falcons since 1975 and exporting to the Middle East since 1987. Every year we breed over 200 falcons at our facility in Wales. Responsibilities include: food preparation; care of live quail; monitoring CCTV observations of breeding falcons under the supervision of aviculture staff; assisting aviculture staff with their work managing breeding birds; cleaning, repairs, maintenance of aviaries and avicultural facilities; rearing of young falcons in brooder room; assisting aviculture staff with their work managing and feeding young falcons through their stages of development; making falconry equipment & participation in the shipping of falcons. As well as breeding falcons we have 200 acres of farmland with different projects ongoing, such as tree planting, beekeeping, beaver and Stork projects to name a few. ASK: Find out more from wayne@falcons.co.uk

JOB: Snowdonia Society Volunteer

BE4: N/A

LOC: Snowdonia National Park

PAY: Fuel expenses and parking costs can be claimed back

FOR: Snowdonia Society

Commit to 5 hours per volunteer day. The Snowdonia Society is a member-based conservation charity that works with local communities, organisations, businesses and individuals to help look after Snowdonia.  Since 1967 the Snowdonia Society has worked tirelessly to ensure that Snowdonia is well-protected, well-managed and enjoyed by all. Through our conservation work we provide helping hands and a strong voice for Snowdonia’s special landscape.  But ultimately it is about the heart - the relationships people have with the nature, landscape and culture of Snowdonia. The Snowdonia Ecosystem Project carries out regular practical conservation volunteer workdays to help enhance and maintain the natural beauty of the National Park. From toads and trees to footpaths and fungi our project is an ideal way of getting directly involved in the conservation and management of Snowdonia National Park, whilst having fun and meeting new (and familiar) faces. ASK: Please email Owain or Dan for further details on how you can get involved. owain@snowdonia-society.org.uk dan@snowdonia-society.org.uk

JOB: Woodland Volunteers

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Penllergare Valley Woods, Penllergaer, Swansea, SA4 9GS

PAY: Training

FOR: The Penllergare Trust

9am-2pm approx, every Monday (we also have volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays). The Penllergare Trust relies on volunteers to help us to preserve and restore Penllergare Valley Woods; a magical, green oasis which provides a haven for wildlife and a peaceful place to walk and enjoy the countryside. We are looking for new woodland volunteers to join us for Phase Two of our project - restoring the Walled Gardens. If you are willing to work hard and get your hands dirty helping us to preserve the local history of the Penllergare Estate, we would love to hear from you.  We are starting a new volunteer group to work every Monday 9am-2pm, alongside our Estate Team and existing volunteers.  This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and be a part of saving this  beautiful and unique landscape and historical site.  ASK: Please email volunteer@penllergare.org or call 01792 344 224 for further information. Thank you.

JOB: BogLIFE Project Voluntary Warden

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Fenn’s, Whixall & Bettisfield Mosses NNR, & NNR Base (N Shropshire)

PAY: Travel expenses / Training

FOR: Marches Mosses Boglife Project

Great opportunity to assist with the restoration of Britain’s 3rd largest lowland raised peat bog as part of the Marches Mosses BogLIFE Project. The National Nature Reserve is 690ha & straddles the English / Welsh border, 4 miles from Whitchurch, Shropshire & 10 miles from Wrexham. Role is varied & can include practical estate & habitat management tasks, surveying / monitoring, assisting with events / guided walks & office projects. Protective clothing & some formal courses & in-house training provided. Suitable for a student looking for a work placement or someone wanting to gain further experience in the conservation sector. Reliable & enthusiastic, keen interest in wildlife & conservation, physically fit & prepared to work outdoors.   ASK: Apply with Pete Bowyer, Senior Reserve Manager peter.bowyer@naturalengland.org.uk 01948 880362

JOB: Events and Activities Volunteer

BE4: 1/8/19

LOC: Gibside

PAY: Travel expenses / training

FOR: National Trust

1 day a week. Love talking to people and getting stuck in? Events and activities volunteers help deliver the fantastic events, activities and sport that help bring Gibside to life for over 300,000 visitors every year. You'll be running our brand new activity station on green close field which is stocked with loads of kit plus delivering family activities at weekends and during the school holidays. Our school holiday programme is really varied so be open to learning new things. There’ll be everything from making epic mud pies, helping children get creative making wild art and becoming a pro at building a den to simply enjoying a game of rounders or football on the field. This role will suit someone who loves meeting new people and enjoys working with people of all ages. Cheerful, positive and willing to get stuck in with anything on a busy day. Able to commit to volunteering at weekends and during the school holidays. ASK: Apply here: https://c-js.co.uk/2u857Ua

JOB: Spring Voulunteer Intern

BE4: 1/6/19

LOC: Bardsey Island

PAY: Training and experience

FOR: Bardsey Bird Observatory

Spring internships available!! Two intern placements have become available for spring & early summer for 1 month. An excellent opportunity for young birders who want to work in Bird Observatories or conservation. Helping run the Award Winning Lodge & Bird Observatory on Bardsey. Ideal for people looking for exp in bird research. Tasks are varied & will incl helping with censusing migrant birds, Manx Shearwater monitoring, seabird monitoring, cleaning, gardening, visitor liaison & data entry. Ideal candidate will have some exp in counting birds & some practical exp.. ASK: Visit https://c-js.co.uk/2SRaJMO

JOB: Usk to Wye Practical Conservation Weekly Volunteers

BE4: N / A

LOC: GWT sites across Monmouthshire

PAY: 0

FOR: Gwent Wildlife Trust

The Usk to Wye volunteer group carries out practical conservation tasks on a variety of our reserves. The work is varied throughout the year but there is always something for people of all abilities. We provide all tools & protective equipment but please wear sensible clothing for the time of year & sturdy work boots (steel toe caps if you have them) & bring a packed lunch. ASK: Further details: https://c-js.co.uk/2TbefFM

JOB: Event Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses*

FOR: RSPB Cymru

As an Event Volunteer you'll be helping to run nature based activities for families in Cardiff's parks, greenspaces and family friendly indoor venues, from libraries to community centres. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with the City of Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable more children and families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. Time commitment: at least one event every month. *Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2S28aHd. Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Schools Outreach Volunteer - Cardiff

BE4: N / A

LOC: Cardiff

PAY: Training & travel expenses

FOR: RSPB Cymru

As a Schools Outreach Volunteer you'll be responsible for delivering outreach sessions in primary schools and nurseries across the city helping children to discover and learn about the nature in their school grounds. You'll be an essential part of the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff project. Delivered in partnership with Cardiff Council and Buglife, the project aims to inspire and enable children and their families to spend more time, more regularly with nature. We also have Welsh speaking roles available. Ideally one day a fortnight, subject to school bookings. During school hours and school term time. Full training and uniform will be provided and any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering will be reimbursed. As this role involves working with children there is a requirement to attend a half-day Safeguarding training course. ASK: For more information: https://c-js.co.uk/2DDIuvu Contact: Susan Ansell, email: susan.ansell@rspb.org.uk Tel: 029 2035 3000.

JOB: Living Seas Wales Volunteer

BE4: Open year round

LOC: South / West Wales area

PAY: Training / some expenses

FOR: The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

We’re looking for volunteers to become involved in the Living Seas Wales Project, an exciting new, Wales wide coastal project. Volunteer tasks can include marine and coastal surveys, attending our Living Seas Live roadshow (set locations), community engagement / education, collecting / archiving historical records and more! Some activities can be undertaken in your local area or from home. Volunteering is a great way to experience our amazing marine life, contribute towards marine conservation, gain new skills and have fun! We’re looking for wildlife enthusiasts, people with a passion for marine conservation, those interested in coastal heritage / history or individuals aiming towards a career in conservation. You don’t need a background in science to become involved!  ASK: For more information please contact volunteer@cbmwc.org or 01545560224. You can also visit https://goo.gl/QknrVd

JOB: Reserve Assistant – RSPB Conwy

BE4: N / A

LOC: Conwy

PAY: Training & expenses

FOR: RSPB

We require volunteer help in the areas of habitat management, wildlife surveying & reserve maintenance. All tasks are vital for conservation of the site & for retaining good access to, & around the reserve. Enthusiasm & an interest in conservation are essential. A variety of skills are needed from surveying, research, habitat management, estate maintenance, A good level of fitness is essential. You will need an up-to-date tetanus injection & to enjoy working in a team. We have an opportunity to join our Monday or Wednesday team. Hours are generally 9.30am-3.30pm but this is negotiable. Benefits include: working as part of the reserve team & learning more about the reserve; the opportunity to build up skills; this is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity. ASK: Contact: Tim Wallis, Conwy, 01492 584091, tim.wallis@rspb.org.uk or visit https://c-js.co.uk/2On5E0B



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